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Arkema Unveils ENCOR® 662 Acrylic Latex for Paint Formulations

Published on 2015-07-02. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema Inc., introduced ENCOR® 662 acrylic latex, a new high performance all acrylic binder that delivers outstanding scrub and stain resistance, and washability, in low-VOC interior architectural coatings.

Arkema developed ENCOR® 662 acrylic latex specifically for higher value paint formulations. It is the highest performing all-acrylic product in the Arkema Coating Resins portfolio.

“Product developers at Arkema have been continually working on improving scrub and stain resistance,” John Hiel, North American Marketing Manager, explained. “ENCOR® 662 technology is the latest result of that research. It enables coating formulators to develop flat and semi-gloss paints and coatings with extremely good washability and excellent scrub resistance properties.”

Specific properties of ENCOR® 662 acrylic latex include:

• Easy formulation for flat to semi-gloss coatings
• Excellent abrasive scrub resistance in low-VOC formulations
• A balanced washability profile for both hydrophobic and hydrophilic stains
• Good block resistance
• Compatible in formulations using non-volatile coalescents

ENCOR® 662 acrylic latex also meets the rigid standards of Arkema’s EnVia® certification program, designed to assist formulators in meeting their sustainability and regulatory goals in finished paint and coating products. Among other characteristic, binders that meet EnVia® standards are APEO-free, and have total VOC less than 5g/L.

About Arkema

A global chemical company and France’s one of the leading chemicals producers, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, it produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provides customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in nearly 50 countries, about 19,000 employees, and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of €7.5 billion ($9.5 billion)

Source: Arkema

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